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SCR being used by half of pharmacies in England

Half of community pharmacies in England are now using the Summary Care Record, says NHS Digital

RPS: pharmacy has crucial role to play in long term conditions

Pharmacists' expertise in long term conditions needs to be further utilised to reduce strain on the NHS, says new RPS report.

PSNC seeks judicial review to challenge pharmacy cuts

PSNC is seeking a judicial review of the decision to implement cuts to community pharmacy funding in England

Pharmacy cuts are a 'big step in the wrong direction'

As the pharmacy cuts hit England, the NPA has warned that the NHS is taking 'a big step in the wrong direction'

Collaboration key to expanding public health role

A new report has identified opportunities and challenges for community pharmacy to enhance their public health role  

PTs want role expansion and recognition

More than 88 per cent of community pharmacy technicians would like to expand their role, reveals new research from UEA and APTUK.

Pharmacy still underused for self care advice

Almost half of Britons wouldn't visit a pharmacy first for advice on treating common ailments, finds a new report for Self Care Week

Dangers of self-diagnosis highlighted by RPS survey

Over half of UK adults self diagnose when feeling unwell, while more than three-quarters seek medical advice from the internet, reveals RPS survey.

Sore throat test for pharmacies gets mixed reaction

NHSE announces a new walk-in “sore throat test and treat” pharmacy service as one of eight health innovations to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator.

Optimising the skill mix

Dynamic leadership and a flexible approach to role delegation are vital to achieving skill mix optimisation in community pharmacy, says a new report.

APPG to investigate impact of funding cuts

The impact of the Government’s funding package for community pharmacy will be examined in a series of evidence sessions

RPS launches LTC campaign

The RPS has launched a new campaign to improve the care of people with long term conditions through the better use of pharmacists.

Epic debate in Parliament highlights support from MPs

A motion in Parliament against community pharmacy cuts received strong support for the sector from MPs in hours of debate

Pharmacy teams beat last year's flu jab total

Pharmacy teams surpass the total number of flu vaccinations delivered during the 2015/16 season in less than eight weeks.

Consultation on CPD change

The GPhC has launched a consultation on a proposed change to the CPD framework.

RPS Wales welcomes commitment to funding

RPS Wales welcomes the Welsh Government's commitment to maintain funding for community pharmacy in Wales over the next two years.

Spotlight on pharmacy

“Pharmacy is an unrecognised and under-utilised place in people’s self care journey,” said pharmacist Reena Barai at this year's Self Care conference.

A national focus

NHS England says health literacy is one of the areas we need to make national progress on, at this year's Self Care conference.

Support for professionals

Non-communicable diseases are a huge challenge in the UK, which is why prevention is so important, said Gul Root, PHE, at the Self Care conference.

What women want

Many women are confused and embarrassed about EHC but pharmacy can play a key role in reassuring them and providing valued advice, says Deborah Evans.

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